Mr Mandagere Vishwanath
Strabismus (Squints), Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Ultrasonography and Cataract Surgery
He graduated in medicine from Mysore University, India in 1987.
He did post graduate training in Ophthalmology in India. This was
followed by higher specialist training In Wales and Manchester. He
gained the fellowship of the Royal College (FRCSEd) in 1993. He
gained further subspecialist training in the fields of paediatric
ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and in
Squint and Neuro-Ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital,
Manchester and Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.
He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Manchester
Royal Eye Hospital in January 2009.He is also an honorary lecturer
of Manchester University. He sees patients with a variety of eye
problems including glaucoma, retina and cataracts in his general
clinic. He has established specialist clinics for patients with
squint and neuro-ophthalmic problems.
He is an accomplished cataract surgeon with more than 3000
surgeries to date. He is one of the consultants managing complex
cataracts at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and one of the few
with expertise in extracapsular cataract surgery needed for
advanced cataracts. Ophthalmic trainees of Manchester Deanery
attend his theatres to learn complex cataract surgery.
In the field of squints, he provides the final solution for many
failed or complex squints customising and guaranteeing optimal
outcome with adjustable stitches. He also has the expertise of
treating squints with botulinum toxin injection for those who are
not suitable for correction by surgery.
In the field of neuro-ophthalmology he establishes the cause and
provides treatment for many unexplained visual or eye problems
related to nerves of the eye and brain. He has set up the sole
biopsy service to diagnose temporal arteritis, a condition which
can cause blindness, for central, north and south Manchester
He is the only consultant ophthalmologist in the greater
Manchester region with expertise in ultrasound diagnosis of eye
diseases including different varieties of glaucoma, swollen optic
nerves and eye cancers.
He is a clinical and educational supervisor, and trains doctors
from the UK and abroad in the field of ophthalmology in general,
and cataract surgery, squint and neuro-ophthalmology in particular.
He is the audit lead for the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital ensuring
high standard of care is provided.
He is active researcher currently involved in drug trials for
multiple sclerosis, lung and skin cancer. He has presented many
scientific papers in national and international meetings. He has
more than twenty publications in peer reviewed medical journals. He
is a reviewer for the strabismus section of British Journal of
Ophthalmology. He is an active member of International Strabismus
Association, Societas Internationalis Pro Diagnostica Ultrasonica
in Ophthalmologia, British and Irish Neuro-Ophthalmology Club.